Andrew Bennett Graham-Allagree Scholarship Fund
Help support a dancer pursue their DREAMS!
The Andrew Bennet Graham-Allagree Scholarship Fund has been created in memory of one of Chico Community Ballet’s alumnis who passed away at the young age of 41, on September 29, 2016 in Magalia, CA, after sustained illness spanning 17 years. Andrew was truly passionate about dance: it was his life. So, in honor of Andrew’s memory as a gifted dancer, choreographer, motivator and teacher, this scholarship fund has been created to help dancers in financial need pursue their dreams and to carry on Andrew’s legacy. Dance training can be very expensive! Your donation could help a young dancer go to a Summer Ballet Intensive somewhere in the world or help with their on-going local dance training. Who knows – your support could help a dancer go to Broadway some day!
If you would like to support a Chico Community Ballet dancer in need, make your one-time or on-going tax-deductible donation.
Chico Community Ballet is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to excellence in performance, education, and enriching the cultural climate of our community.
Thank you, in advance, for your support!
About Andrew Bennett Graham-Allagree
Andrew began his dance training with Chico Community Ballet in 1989, which lead to his career as a ballet dancer over the next 22 years. After participating in various summer ballet- training programs, he later performed with many regional and national ballet companies, including Joffrey Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Ballet de Santiago (Chile), Ballet Memphis, Ballet Florida, and Richard Alston Dance Company (England). In 2002, Andrew was a member of the original Broadway cast of Billy Joel’s and Twyla Tharp’s production of Movin’ Out. He served as a ballet teacher in numerous studios from 1997 on and choreographed several pieces for various companies, including Chico Community Ballet.
One of Andrew’s last memorable performances was as Oberon in Chico Community Ballet’s production of AMidsummer Night’s Dream in 2006. Andrew was also licensed to set a Twyla Tharp piece, Torelli, for CCB dancers, in 2008. These were just a few examples of how Andrew gave back to CCB.
This gifted dancer, choreographer, motivator and teacher will be missed locally and throughout the dance world.